Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome to my blog

Hi and welcome to my first blog, I hope you enjoy reading it and tell your friends to stop by. The best way to get started is to tell you a little about myself then what I hope to incorporate into this blog. Here are the basics, without revealing my age; I’ve been married to my husband for over 31 years. The first time we met, I was only 4 years old but it was quite a few years after that before we were married! Now you know I’m not 35 years old! I have had several jobs in the past including being a Directory Assistant operator. This was pre-computer age so we used giant phone books to look up numbers. Ok, so I’m not even close to 35 years old! I can still look up a phone number with amazing speed. I know with everyone having a phone that can do it in seconds, it’s a pretty useless talent but whenever your phone dies, I can come in handy. When our daughter was born, I became a stay-at-home mom. Our son was born three years later. After they were both in school, I spent so much time doing P.T.A. activities (I claim being the first female President Clinton, just in case) along with room mother things; the principal offered me a job. He said since I was there all the time, I’d might as well be getting paid. There wasn’t much that didn’t make sense with his logic so I became a child specific aide. In other words, I helped a child with cerebral palsy adjust in a classroom setting. It was a very rewarding experience. I also coached cheerleaders from the time my daughter was in kindergarten until four years after she graduated high school. I transferred to the high school level when she was a freshman and worked again with special students before transferring to office work and finally to the school library as a clerk. I resigned from the job a couple of years ago to pursue a new career in writing. I published my first book, The Returns, through Amazon last November. I have been shamelessly self-promoting myself since then. This brings me to today and the creation of a blogging website. The saying “What a difference a year makes,” has never been more true than the last year of my life. In the past year, I’ve had both of my children get married, my husband retired, my first book published and now I have my own website. It has been quite a wonderful year. I am thrilled with the marriages, I love having my husband at home, and I am really proud of my book. Having said all of that, I have also learned more these past twelve months than I had ever thought possible. I know now I should have become more proficient with the computer, done more investigating into the world of Indie authors and self-publishing before jumping in over my head, and I definitely should have paid more attention in high school English classes. At this point, I’m hoping not to regret never grasping algebra. It could cause my head to explode! My hope is you will become a regular visitor here so we can share a smile and a few laughs. The plans are to feature interesting stories, interviews with a variety of people, some recipes you’ll love to try, along with some animal stories. I will be reviewing some of my favorite books but don’t expect to read any bad reviews here. If I don’t enjoy a book, I simply won’t review it. Everyone’s taste in reading is different and while I may not care for some books, you might enjoy them. I wouldn’t want to be the reason you miss falling in love with a book. I will leave those reviews to others who are no doubt better qualified than I am. That’s about it for my first official blog experience. I hope you enjoyed it and come back soon. Until then, laugh, love and enjoy life! M. K. Clinton

1 comment :

  1. I'm so glad you've moved into the blogosphere! I'm waiting for some PUPPY pics!